Democracy is in thrall to a dangerous new populism
People are so discontented and ill at ease that they are increasingly prepared to chance the unknown
If politics is showbiz for ugly people, then Donald J Trump is a star. More puzzling is the commentary that has followed the great debate. By any rational objective standard, the Democratic Party candidate, Hillary Clinton, hit the ball out of the park. Whether or not one likes her or her politics, it was clear that she has thought about the job. There was no comfort forthcoming that Trump has anything but dangerously vague notions of the requirements of the office.
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